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When will they blow?
Can maths help save lives by making more accurate predictions of future volcanic eruptions?
Finding order in chaos
All of science can be regarded as motivated by the search for rules behind the randomness of nature, and attempts to make prediction in the presence of uncertainty. Chris Budd describes the search for pattern and order in
Are the polls right?
The British General Election (May 1997) is an example of how simple mathematical ideas help in understanding information that involves numbers.
Making Two Tribes fairer
In the TV game show Two Tribes teams can have unequal sizes. Is that fair?
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Monsters, moonshine and shadows
Not just the ingredients for a fairy tale...
Abel Prize 2015: all wrapped up
This year's Abel prize shows you can wrap anything, no matter how weirdly shaped.
Can you measure information?
Can you measure information? It's a tricky question — but people have tried and come up with very...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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